|Quick Facts: Judges, Mediators, and Hearing Officers|
|2010 Median Pay||
$91,880 per year
$44.17 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||See How to Become One|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||See How to Become One|
|On-the-job Training||See How to Become One|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||62,700|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||7% (Slower than average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||4,600|
Judges, mediators, and hearing officers apply the law to court cases and oversee the legal process in courts. They also resolve administrative disputes and facilitate negotiations between opposing parties.
Most judges, mediators, and hearing officers are employed by local, state, and federal governments. Most work in courts. The majority work full time.
Judges and hearing officers usually have law degrees and work experience as lawyers. Some judges are elected. Training requirements for mediators varies.
The median annual wage of judges, mediators, and hearing officers was $91,880 in May 2010.
Employment of judges, mediators, and hearing officers is expected to grow by 7 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average for all occupations. Most job openings will arise when judges, mediators, and hearing officers leave their jobs or retire.
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